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Off the record, June 2 2012

Woodhouse relaunched its store, Newgen Men partied in Bicester and FAB got networking.

WHAT Woodhouse store relaunch          

WHERE Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill  

Hugo Boss’s Robert Sarton and Giuliana Giovannelli

Hugo Boss’s Robert Sarton and Giuliana Giovannelli

             

London menswear indie Woodhouse celebrated its store relaunch, and also showcased its summer collections. Woodhouse’s David Foster welcomed guests including Hugo Boss’s Robert Sarton and Giuliana Giovannelli, as well as representatives from Replay and Fred Perry.

The drinks A champagne reception with canapés supplied by Ottolenghi.  

The entertainment Justin Robson, previously of Starlings, performed an acoustic set.

WHAT Party for the winners of Newgen Men spring 13 

WHERE Basement of Soho House, London    

BFC chief executive Caroline Rush chatted with Topman design director Gordon Richardson (left) and GQ editor Dylan Jones

BFC chief executive Caroline Rush chatted with Topman design director Gordon Richardson (left) and GQ editor Dylan Jones

      

The British Fashion Council and Topman celebrated the winners of Newgen Men for spring 13. BFC chief executive Caroline Rush chatted with Topman design director Gordon Richardson (left) and GQ editor Dylan Jones.

The food Beetroot salad, confit duck and lentil salad, macaroni cheese and Dorset crab on toast.

The drinks Mojitos and Peroni.

WHAT Networking event for indies held by FAB and Yourbrandspace.com

WHERE 2022NQ arts space in Dale Street, Manchester in association with Manchester Fashion Network    

Indie retailers and their suppliers gathered to hear from The Fashion Association of Britain (FAB) and Yourbrandspace.com in the first of a series of events around the UK. Pictured at the event are Nikki Hutchinson of Seasons in Clitheroe (below left) and agent Amanda Field.

Nikki Hutchinson of Seasons in Clitheroe (left) and agent Amanda Field

Nikki Hutchinson of Seasons in Clitheroe (left) and agent Amanda Field

The drinks The free bar seemed popular.

The weather A miracle – it didn’t rain in Manchester.

WHAT Launch of the inaugural Men’s British Designers Collective             

WHERE Bicester Village 

B Store’s Matthew Murphy, Patrick Grant of E Tautz, Sylvie Freund-Pickavance from Value Retail Management, Porter, and designers Jane Carr, Lou Dalton and James Long

B Store’s Matthew Murphy, Patrick Grant of E Tautz, Sylvie Freund-Pickavance from Value Retail Management, Porter, and designers Jane Carr, Lou Dalton and James Long

Stylist and fashion journalist Charlie Porter hosted the launch of the pop-up discount boutique Men’s Designer Collective at Bicester Village. Pictured at the launch (from left) B Store’s Matthew Murphy, Patrick Grant of E Tautz, Sylvie Freund-Pickavance from Value Retail Management, Porter, and designers Jane Carr, Lou Dalton and James Long.

The guests Fashion journalists including GQ Style’s Ben Reardon were joined by the likes of model Oliver Cheshire.

The entertainment Guests were welcome to shop ’til they dropped.

Shhhhhh!

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